“The good thing about players going out is a young player gets an opportunity to show us what he can do,” said Collins.

“Kam is a super kid but, last week, was I sure he was going to do as well as he has done? Probably not.

“He’s done excellent, he’s kept two clean sheets, he’s been good on the ball, he’s been relaxed, he’s not made many mistakes – the boys surprise you.

“Now it’s exciting to see who steps into Nigel’s place, who steps into Christian’s place… that’s the life of an U23 coach.”

After an impressive debut, Kandola could be given the chance to make that spot his own. Wolves U23 are next in action on Friday night as they travel to Burnley in the PL2 Division 2.